The league of wives : the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019].
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Central - Adult Large Type  1 available
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Format
Large Type
Edition
Large print edition.
Physical Desc
577 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Street Date
1905
Language
English
ISBN
9781432864958, 1432864955

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"The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington--and Hanoi--to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On February 12, 1973, one hundred and fifteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force pilots, shuffled, limped, or were carried off a huge military transport plane at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. These American servicemen had endured years of brutal torture, kept shackled and starving in solitary confinement, in rat-infested, mosquito-laden prisons, the worst of which was The Hanoi Hilton. Months later, the first Vietnam POWs to return home would learn that their rescuers were their wives, a group of women that included Jane Denton, Sybil Stockdale, Louise Mulligan, Andrea Rander, Phyllis Galanti, and Helene Knapp. These women, who formed The National League of Families, would never have called themselves "feminists," but they had become the POW and MIAs most fervent advocates, going to extraordinary lengths to facilitate their husbands' freedom--and to account for missing military men--by relentlessly lobbying government leaders, conducting a savvy media campaign, conducting covert meetings with antiwar activists, most astonishingly, helping to code secret letters to their imprisoned husbands. In a page-turning work of narrative non-fiction, Heath Hardage Lee tells the story of these remarkable women for the first time in The League of Wives."--Biography.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Lee, H. H. (2019). The league of wives: the untold story of the women who took on the U.S. Government to bring their husbands home (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lee, Heath Hardage. 2019. The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took On the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lee, Heath Hardage. The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took On the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lee, Heath Hardage. The League of Wives: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took On the U.S. Government to Bring Their Husbands Home Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.

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